Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop. You've probably just arrived here from my fabulous, stampin' friend Sandra Mastello, also from Sydney Australia. However, if you're starting with me (Lisa Eaton) please make sure you visit everyone on the list at the bottom of this post and hop all the way around.
The theme for May is 'New Catalogue Sneak Peek'. The reason I chose to use products from the 'Share What You Love Suite' is that at our Team Event last weekend, we created two stunning cards using this suite... which everyone LOVED so then, I sort of cheated.  By adding one more card I now have myself a cute little set for the ladies that come to my Card Classes.

Using Jet Black Staz-on Ink which, you'll be happy to know is back in the new catalogue. I've stamped the flowers and a sentiment from the new Love What You Do Stamp Set onto Shimmery White Cardstock and then using an Aqua Painter I've lightly coloured the three flowers in Berry Burst. 

(Once the catalogue goes live, I'll be able to pop back and add the links to the images above)

I've layered papers from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and instead of a white card base, I chose Basic Black, I felt that it made the papers that I chose POP more.

Now, using the link list below, hop around and see what the rest of this fabulous Design Team have created for you this month.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Colour Revamp, NEW Ink Pads and a NEW Hostess Code

It's true, some of your favourite colours are retiring. I'll admit, I'm a little sad to be saying goodbye to Soft Sky and Island Indigo BUT as they say; variety is the spice of life.
We already know that when Stampin' Up! make changes they're not made lightly, a lot of thought goes into the process - they check all the current trends - home decor, fashion, art - you name it, they've checked it out.

Are you chomping at the bit to see the changes?

 Firstly, here are colours that are RETIRING on 31st May 2018;

Click on the image to be taken to my online store to stock up on your favourite products featuring these colours.

With the bad news out of the way - here is the exciting part... RETURNING COLOURS!

These colours have previously been In Colors: 

 Can you handle any more excitement? Here are the BRAND NEW never seen before colours.

It is also time for the 2016-2018 In Colors to retire. I know I sound like a broken record, BUT, these will retire 31st May (or until sold out) so you will need to stock up sooner rather than later.

Click on the image to be taken to my online store to stock up on your favourite products featuring these colours.

Now for the 2018-2020 In Colors, which I think are AMAZING and a perfect reflection of this being Stampin' Up!'s 30th Year. 

What do you think? VERY reminiscent of the 80's? I think so too.

I'm nearly done with the Colour Excitement for this newsletter, I know it's a lot to take in. Trust me, I know.

There will still be four colour families, each with ten colours but there will now be a new family, called BASICS, this will include Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White. You'll also notice (see the image below) that a few other colours have been moved around - now in the NEUTRALS you'll find Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot and Night of Navy.

Here is what all the colours look like together;

new classic stampin pads
-->In addition to NEW COLOURS, Stampin' Up! have also redesigned the Classic Stampin' Pads (you may have noticed the different shape in the "Color Revamp" header up there. The case is a new design and the formula of the ink has also been improved. 

I believe that you'll love the changes, they include:
  • A tighter fitting lid.
  • Easier and less confusing to open.
  • Space inside for a colour label, this means no more accidentally inking the wrong colour. (or contaminating colours - eek!)
  • They're now stackable, with little feet on the bottom and divots on top - they now stack for neat, space saving storage.
The ink inside has also been reformulated and the new improved ink will;
  • Reduce bubbles
  • Help you get a smoother, more even coat of ink
  • Lay down the ink more evenly for a cleaner image when stamping
Here is a side by side comparison between the current and the NEW Classic Stampin' Pads;


are you still with me?
If you've come this far thank you, I know there's been a lot to take in.

For those of you that follow my Facebook Page, thank you and you'll already know that a NEW CATALOGUE means that a number of products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue are retiring - and this is your LAST CHANCE to get your hands on them. 

(Click on the image to be taken to my online store)

Before the current Annual Catalogue finishes, you're also going to want to buy any bundles that you've been thinking of getting while they're 10% off (the price of buying them separately).

(Click on the image to be taken to my online store)

hostess code and free stuff
-->How does this work?
At the beginning of every month, I create a new hostess code for anyone shopping with me to use in my online store. You will also find the hostess code in the sidebar of my blog and at the beginning of each month it will be updated with the new one. I will also send an email each month to make sure you don't miss it.
Then at the end of the month, I close out the order and use the hostess rewards that have accumulated during the month to purchase gifts for everyone who has placed orders using the hostess code. The more orders placed using the code, more hostess rewards accumulate and that means better rewards for you.
Hostess Code Club Rewards are sent separate to your order as they are sent from me NOT Stampin' Up! I also cover the postage on your reward/s.

The Fine Print:
* Do NOT use the Hostess Code if your order is more than $250; an order of $250 or more will earn you your own hostess reward/s.
* Please do NOT click on guest checkout or no contact. This means that your details are not passed on to me and I am unable to post your reward/s to you.
* Make sure that you are shopping with me Lisa Eaton, to make sure that you are rewarded for your shopping!
* Make sure you enter the Hostess Code in the right spot and click "Apply".
Anyone who places an order with me during April and May, will receive an Embellishment Sampler from the NEW CATALOGUE. The only problem is, I can't share a picture with you just yet.

 How does your wish list look? Is it as long as your arm?

Yes? Then why not join Stampin' Up! and get $235 worth of product for $169?

One of the best things, I think as a Demonstrator, is being able to not only see new products before they're available to our customers BUT being able to order new products and play with them before our customers can... If you think that sounds good too, you need to join our team!

Click here to find out more about joining Stampin' Up! I would love to have you on my team.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza
Don’t pinch yourself!

I assure you, this isn’t a dream. For 24 hours only, select stamp sets from the 2017-2018 annual and 2017 holiday catalogs are 20% off during our Online Extravaganza.

A limited time offer, don’t wait to start your order.  Time moves quickly, so make every hour count - stock up on stamps for the year!

Stamp Sale starts 19 November 11:59 pm and ends 20 November 11:59 pm.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Favourite Technique

Hello and thank you for popping in to see today's creation!  I'm a bit excited because this is my first time Hopping with these fabulous girls!

Currently, you're with Lisa Eaton, at the bottom of my post you'll find the line up, please hop around to everyone and see their fabulous creations - I can't wait to see what the other ladies have chosen as their favourite technique.

Today's theme had me thinking; I have so many favourite techniques, how do you choose just one?

In the end, I finally decided on Acrylic Block Water Colouring, how good do these colours look together?!

To create this effect, you'll want to have your cardstock ready - I used Shimmery White, I love that the sparkle comes through the water colour.
  1. choose your ink pad colours - I've used Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.
  2. grab the acrylic block closest to the size card you want to make - I used my I Block.
  3. starting at the lightest; add the ink to the acrylic block - there's no real trick to this part except that you'll want to start with the lightest so that you're not getting dark ink onto a light ink pad.
  4. once you're happy with the coverage, using your Stampin' Spritzer (and water) spritz (2-3 squirts MAX) onto the block - I do this over a wad of paper towel
  5. acrylic block to paper, you want to start at the side and drag the block across the paper - there's no method to this part at all - actually, the less you think about this part the better.
  6. set aside to dry for half an hour while you admire your handy work!
I've then attached this to a Daffodil Delight card base using snail adhesive. To stamp the sentiment you're going to want to use Memento Ink in Archival Black just in-case it bleeds into the background.

To create the rest of the card, I've used the Leaves from Flourish Thinlits, "Friend" comes from Lovely Words Thinlits and the "For a Great" sentiment is from Lovely Inside & Out, and of course some rhinestones, because - why not?! right? lol - you'll find all of these in the Annual Catalogue.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired by what I've created, be sure to click the next name on the list to be inspired all over again.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

FREE Designer Series Paper!

Admit it; you're just as in love with gorgeous Designer Series Paper as I am!

Back by popular demand - for the month of OCTOBER you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE!

This year, the sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogues. And it even includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!

What's your favourite? For me, the coffee addict in me adores Coffee Break, and anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE Sunflowers, so Painted Autumn is next on my list of must haves.

How does your wish list look? Is it as long as your arm?

Yes? Then why not join Stampin' Up! and get $235 worth of product for $169? 

One of the best things, I think as a Demonstrator, is being able to not only see new products before they're available to our customers BUT being able to order new products and play with them before our customers can... If you think that sounds good too, you need to join our team!

Click "join Stampin' Up!" up there in the menu to find out more about joining Stampin' Up!

My goal this year has been to grow my team - Keeping INK Simple. I would LOVE it to be you that helps me meet that goal!
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

August Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

 Hi there and welcome to another blog hop with the girls from the Ink & Inspiration Design Team.

This month we have a great photo for inspiration.  Our fabulous Jessie was inspired by this gorgeous packaging... beautiful, yes?

Lots of things about this picture are inspiring, the beautiful fresh colours, the circles or bubbles, the ombre effect or even the font layering.  What inspires you about this image?

I was inspired by the colours - we all know I love my blues & greens.  BUT, I was also inspired by the texture... Here's what I came up with.

To create this card, I've layered the Watercolor Wash Background Stamp with the Brick Mask and  some Embossing Paste - this stuff is seriously addictive and if you haven't tried it yet - you need to!  I've also used the Lovely Words Thinlets for my sentiment, some Burlap Ribbon and my favourite Linen Thread.  Oh and a scrunched up piece of White Doily.

Thank you for popping in, please hop all the way around to see what these fabulous girls have created and don't forget to leave some love on your way through - we love reading your comments xo

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Random Act of Kindness - July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Lisa Eaton in Australia. I am showcasing cards I will be sending as part of the Random Act of Kindness Card Group on Facebook.

I celebrated my birthday mid-June and my letter-box was bulging with happy mail - my daughter looooves checking the letter-box each afternoon to see what we've received. THANK YOU to all that sent us love xo

Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is totally optional) #makeacardsendacard #imbringingRAKcardsback

Here is a sneak peek of the card I have made to send out this month:

Yes, I know it's the card I shared for my TPC015 Challenge on Friday night.  But it was such a cute card I created one in each of the 2017-2019 In Colors and decided they'd be my RAK Cards for the month.

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Lisa Eaton, don't forget to check the list below & hop around all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

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